I had my appointment with the Orthodontist yesterday, I am pleased to say I am now the proud owner of a full set of braces again 🙂
The bottom wire was finally fixed and the orthodontics have resumed. Getting the little squares back on wasnt a very comfortable experience – I have a bone cut between my lower front teeth so when pressure was applied to put the brackets back into place that felt extremely sore. Also when the wire was fed through all of the brackets and the bands were being put on that was REALLY painful – I cried 😦 All of my lower teeth were just so so sore, although I think a lot of that was to do with where the lower brace was cut, then bands on in the evening night/off in the day time, so the teeth took the pressure of the bands not the wire. Already since yesterday the front 4 teeth are so much more in line. I was told these teeth would move back quickly and it’s really encouraging to see. I was also sent for more facial photographs yesterday but before I went Mr Power showed me some of my case pictures from the start of the journey before the braces even went on… all I can say is wow! – I knew they were bad, but seeing a full size computer screen of your crooked teeth…. I was just amazed at the difference. He said I am healing really well and even inside my mouth along the gum /cheek line is healing nicely. It’s reassuring to hear. I mentioned that having the little “thing” he made on my lower 3 teeth while we waited for the orthodontics to start again really helped, he said it was the first one he had done… the lower central jaw/chin bone cut is a relatively new procedure so they are still finding things out post op I guess… I said “Dont worry, this is the first time I’ve ever had anything like this lol” he laughed and said that hopefully the last time for me too.
I see mr Power again in 5 weeks time for the next adjustment. In the meantime I am to still wear my bands from around 6pm-7am or when I get up. My teeth are sore today but I’m hoping it will settle in a few days, then once that has calmed down perhaps I will be able to eat pasta and rice (baby steps…) but as I’ve mentioned before, I’m just going to keep listening to my body and go at the pace it wants. I’m so used to yoghurt and mashed potato now it’s not really bothering me too much anymore. I still havent attempted any fizzy drinks as I am worried about the acid in them and the stitches.. I’m sure I still have stitches in the top, it feels tight and pulling at times… I’m used to drinking water now so have got past the point of wanting a soft drink, so for health reasons, I may just stick to that – it’ll be better for my teeth in the long run. So, roll on October 3rd, then I guess I will have another adjustment around mid November, then early Jan… still hoping the braces will be off around April, but, if they’re not, it’s not a big deal to me at the moment – I’m just staying focused on now – In all honesty it’s so nice to have the full wire on the bottom teeth again, feeling like everything is stable…that’s all I wanted for now xxx